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Todd Brink Member

Has anybody seen this machine in company? Awesome price? Just looking for feedback before buying. I currently have a self made machine bases on jgro design. ..little machine cost me half of what a 3 x 8 machine costs from this company.

12/8/14       #3: inexpensive cnc ...
rich c.

That is at the lower end of even being a hobby machine. Really a toy in my opinion, so toy pricing.

12/8/14       #4: inexpensive cnc ...
Todd Brink Member

Tell me why this is a toy. It's gotta be more accurate than the little machine I built. OR Not....what am I missing? I see there are no lead screws.....

12/8/14       #5: inexpensive cnc ...

You could build the same thing cheaper with help form the guys at cnczone.
It doesn't even have a "table". Save your money.

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12/9/14       #6: inexpensive cnc ...
rich c.

They show a Dremel as the spindle. Vbearings run on aluminum. Those are the first two indications. Don't you subscribe to the law of you get what you pay for? You are asking about that class of machine on a professional woodworkers forum, most are either going to ignore the questions, or the rest are going to consider it a toy. I ran a 5 axis MotionMaster with 5'x10'x3' capacity before retiring, it's a toy.

12/9/14       #7: inexpensive cnc ...
james mcgrew Member

With the flex, Inertia and Dremel you could cut dollhouses out of .125" and make posters and stencils with the sharpie.

I am not trying to be funny, I will go here , If you can afford to chuck the money then building any machine will have an educational value.

12/9/14       #8: inexpensive cnc ...
Todd Brink Member

Thank you for your responses. I realize I am not anywhere near your artistic level of woodworking. I built my first little machine, with help from "the cnczone guys", awesome community.

I created a solution to a need and got sick of using templates. I have been cutting 3/4" melamine on my little machine @ 72 ipm at a depth of 0.10" per pass for 3 years. My self education has been limited since my needs were filled. Now I am sick of cutting so many pieces for my solution and a larger machine will expand my design horizon and reduce the number of pieces required.

So, ok, this gryphon is a toy...I obviously asked the right question in the right place.

thank you

12/9/14       #9: inexpensive cnc ...
Todd Brink Member

Here's a picture of my little workhorse.

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12/10/14       #10: inexpensive cnc ...

You home built is better than gryphon.
Go used. Camaster, shop sabre, etc.
If you keep your eyes out and be patient you can find what you need for $2500 or less. And not be disappointed. Which I think you would be with this. Good luck

12/11/14       #11: inexpensive cnc ...

Look at

I have their meteor and used it for 3 years before upgrading. Good machine and fair price for brand new turn key, and they have great customer support

12/11/14       #12: inexpensive cnc ...
Todd Brink

I found this on Craigslist. ..what's up with the spindle / z axis?

12/11/14       #13: inexpensive cnc ...
Todd Brink

12/22/14       #14: inexpensive cnc ...

I beat up cnc machines top on the line of Italian, German computer controlled heavy machines, You will see how i make them work nonstop 8-9 hours a day sometimes i see flying board in the air, i feed them hydraulic oil.

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